|Feb 26, 2004 7:47 pm
||re: Being a young mentor
| Heather Bresser
|| HI Lucas,
>This is a question that has been in the back of my head during the "what does bing a mentor mean to you?" discussion.
Being a mentor to me means being able to share with others the skills and knowledge so that it not only lifts them up but also helps them to be bigger than you are. I find that to be the biggest compliment - when mentee surpasses the mentor and still wants more!
>What effect does being a Mentor at an early age have on the rest of your professional career?
I believe it effects not only your business because with a mentee they bring fresh life and ideas to the board, but also the leadership skills that you foster and how the outside world looks at people/businesses who mentor as "great" is great for your professional career. You are looked at as a resource, an expert, and other great things!
>Do the skills that being a Mentor teaches us make us better managers?
I think it does. You have to learn how to manage not only your time but having to hold the reins of the mentee who, in my experience, has been someone who has or is about to start a business and has the enthusiasm and drive, and energy but not the immediate patience and direction needed and that is why they need a mentor. Well one of the reasons.
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